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From the April/May 2012 issue

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup organic raw sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/4 cup organic raisins
  • 1/4 cup organic dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup pure Grade B maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract

Option – Instead of dried cherries, try diced apples and add some cinnamon for fall flavor!

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, coating everything well with the maple syrup.
  1. Spread the mixture evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a 350o oven for 12-15 minutes, or until coconut is golden. Stir once half way through.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. If you choose, now is the time to toss in a few pieces of crushed dark chocolate.
  4. When completely cooled, mixture will be crunchy and delicious! Use as a snack or put some in a bowl with a little coconut milk for breakfast cereal in the morning.